Child worried about monsters under hi...

Child worried about monsters under his bed? Use the 'Monster Meter' iPhone app

There are 12 comments on the www.examiner.com story from Oct 24, 2010, titled Child worried about monsters under his bed? Use the 'Monster Meter' iPhone app. In it, www.examiner.com reports that:

It's a typical scenario: your young child is convinced there's a monster under his bed, and showing himA Monsters, Inc.

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“It's pronounced DAG-uth.”

Since: Jun 07

Windsor, CO

#1 Oct 24, 2010
What, just telling your kid there are no monsters isn't good enough anymore?

This is why so many young people today are virtually braindead. They've been trained to rely on technology to do their thinking, feeling, driving, cooking, common sense, etc.

Our society is becoming pathetically dependent on gadgets. I wonder how many 18-year olds today would survive in a "Red Dawn" situation...

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#3 Oct 24, 2010
Dagoth wrote:
What, just telling your kid there are no monsters isn't good enough anymore?
This is why so many young people today are virtually braindead. They've been trained to rely on technology to do their thinking, feeling, driving, cooking, common sense, etc.
Our society is becoming pathetically dependent on gadgets. I wonder how many 18-year olds today would survive in a "Red Dawn" situation...
In this case, it sounds like they are more sophisticated. Taking someone's word there are no monsters is no longer good enough. But instead of an iPhone app, they would do better with actual meters. Then they can test the magnetic fields in the room and see for themselves there are no monsters, without using a mere electronic pacifier.

“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

Since: Apr 08

Let her dream, she's a Child

#4 Oct 24, 2010
Oh good grief. It was far more entertaining to watch my dad attack the closet, and under the bed, to shoo away the monsters.

I continued the tradition with my son, and grand daughters. It is fun, and silly. Using a bloody cell phone is just... stupid. I refuse to get a *FOO FOO* phone, with all the gadgets that can break at a moments notice.

I will stick to my military grade (can be used in the rain, without fear, and left on top of the car, ooops) phone. I can take pictures, it has a flashlight, and it makes a great weapon, with no fear of it breaking, like a woman breaks her fake nail.

Cherish Your Loved Ones.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#5 Oct 24, 2010
Pixie_Vampyress wrote:
Oh good grief. It was far more entertaining to watch my dad attack the closet, and under the bed, to shoo away the monsters.
I continued the tradition with my son, and grand daughters. It is fun, and silly. Using a bloody cell phone is just... stupid. I refuse to get a *FOO FOO* phone, with all the gadgets that can break at a moments notice.
I will stick to my military grade (can be used in the rain, without fear, and left on top of the car, ooops) phone. I can take pictures, it has a flashlight, and it makes a great weapon, with no fear of it breaking, like a woman breaks her fake nail.
Cherish Your Loved Ones.
That sounds like fun, and a military grade phone sounds interesting. I wonder if there is a prison grade phone? Has to be really small, and has to be resistant to odor, bacteria, and digestive juices.

“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

Since: Apr 08

Let her dream, she's a Child

#6 Oct 24, 2010
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
That sounds like fun, and a military grade phone sounds interesting. I wonder if there is a prison grade phone? Has to be really small, and has to be resistant to odor, bacteria, and digestive juices.
LOL and in some cases, fecal matter! You know, we have the classiest prisoners in the world, or... maybe not so much! I wish the prison guards were allowed to dress, head to toe in riot/biohazard gear, 24/7. Though, I suppose that could get a little warm, like the poor guy dressed as a chicken for the local eatery.

Hehehe!

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#7 Oct 24, 2010
Doctor Spock always said, never encourage that monsters exist to children by humoring them, looking under the bed and in the closet. Until that fateful night, Johnnie's mom looked in the closet, was snatched off her feet by Jason/FreddyKrueger/LittleChuc ky/and Johnnie was never the same since.

yernogoood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jul 10

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#9 Oct 25, 2010
They should decapitate the little snot nosed bastard.

Hee

“Yes I am”

Since: Sep 10

HRP

#10 Oct 25, 2010
Monsters under the bed are nothing to be afraid of. The ones in the closet are the scary ones.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#11 Oct 25, 2010
Dagoth wrote:
Our society is becoming pathetically dependent on gadgets. I wonder how many 18-year olds today would survive in a "Red Dawn" situation...
I haven't seen that movie in YEARS. I guess since the world has changed so much since then they would have to do a remake with a new enemy.

“It's pronounced DAG-uth.”

Since: Jun 07

Windsor, CO

#12 Oct 26, 2010
LI Raised wrote:
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I haven't seen that movie in YEARS. I guess since the world has changed so much since then they would have to do a remake with a new enemy.
You got me thinking so after I read your post, I checked on IMDB to see if they might be making a new one and, what do you know!? There's one in production right now!(Because I haven't heard anything about it and it's due this year, I doubt it's going to be any good.)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234719/

“It's pronounced DAG-uth.”

Since: Jun 07

Windsor, CO

#13 Oct 26, 2010
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
In this case, it sounds like they are more sophisticated. Taking someone's word there are no monsters is no longer good enough. But instead of an iPhone app, they would do better with actual meters. Then they can test the magnetic fields in the room and see for themselves there are no monsters, without using a mere electronic pacifier.
Now THAT is a good idea! Teach your kid to conduct scientific experiments to collect enough empirical evidence to prove there are no monsters in the room!(Then throw the iPhone and the GPS in the trash.)
Forrest Hump

Huntington, NY

#14 Oct 26, 2010
Dagoth wrote:
I wonder how many 18-year olds today would survive in a "Red Dawn" situation...
Wolverines!!!!!

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